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About the Altitude Kidney Health Team

We conceived of Altitude Kidney Health with one word in mind: ACCESS. Our vision is to offer total kidney care for ALL patients across Colorado, the Rockies and beyond. We are accomplishing this through a combination of top-notch care offered to patients where they are- both through in-person and through telehealth visits.  The Altitude Kidney Health Team, from providers, clinicians, and support staff, are unified on delivering upon this vision.

Our Providers

Andrew Brookens, MD
Eileen Fish, MD

Andrew Brookens, MD

Andrew grew up in the Denver area and lived on the East Coast, West Coast and abroad before finally moving back home. He is an avid cyclist, tennis player and skier, and a fan of great coffee! And, he fluently speaks Spanish, something he owes to his Puerto Rican grandfather and his days in the Peace Corps in Bolivia.

PRACTICE PHILOSOPHY

Offering kidney and dialysis care to all residents in need, regardless of a person's situation, is the right thing to do.

I believe in expanding access to care, whether making a routine visit accessible to the busy executive or available to an uninsured first-comer. Achieving health should be simpler for my patients. I consider myself a ‘coach in the corner,’ focused on empowering my patients to reach their health goals. I feel humbled by the chance to serve patients at all phases of their kidney disease.

BOARD CERTIFICATION & ELIGIBILITY

Nephrology, 2016; Internal Medicine, 2015

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English, Spanish (fluently- oral and written)

COLLEGE

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, BA 2002

MEDICAL SCHOOL

University of Colorado School of Medicine, MD 2011

INTERNSHIP and RESIDENCY

University of Washington, 2011-2014

NEPHROLOGY FELLOWSHIP

University of Washington, 2014-2016

TALKS AND RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Telehealth and nephrology, 12/18;

  • The kidney and marijuana, 12/18

  • Urgent-start PD, 6/17

  • Hyponatremia, 2015-2017

  • Thiazide diuretics: where are we at?, 9/15

  • ANCA-associated Vasculitis, 11/14, 6/15

  • Peripheral Artery Disease in dialysis patients, 5/15

  • Vitamin D levels and loss of glomerular filtration in a multiethnic population, 2014-15

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Brookens A and Rodriguez R. “Care of the HIV-Infected Dialysis Patient.” Chapter 48, Handbook of Dialysis Therapy, Edition 5e, by Nissenson and Fine, 2016

  • Belknap R, Weis S, Brookens A, et al. “Feasibility of an Ingestible Sensor-Based System for Monitoring Adherence to Tuberculosis Therapy.” PLoS ONE, 8(1): e53373, 2013

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • "Doctor Kudos" at Lutheran Medical Center: 2018, 2017

  • House Officer of the Week, UW Internal Medicine Residency, 2011, 2013

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 2010

  • President’s Diversity Award, University of Colorado, 2010

  • Robinson Durst Scholar, CU Denver Center for Global Health, 2010

  • Benjamin Kean Fellow, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2010

  • Ruskin Award for Outstanding Community Service, UCSOM, 2009

Eileen Fish, MD

Eileen was an “Army brat” and grew up in Japan, France and Colorado Springs. After having her family and obtaining a degree in chemistry at the University of Colorado in Denver, she went to medical school at the University of Colorado and continued there for her residency and fellowship. Eileen has practiced nephrology and cared for dialysis patients in Colorado for over 25 years. She is a passionate cyclist, but nothing gives her more joy than her 7 grandchildren!

BOARD CERTIFICATION & ELIGIBILITY

Internal Medicine, 1992; Nephrology, 1994 & 2004

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English,

MEDICAL SCHOOL

University of Colorado School of Medicine, MD 1988

INTERNSHIP and RESIDENCY

Internal Medicine, University of Colorado, 1988-1990

NEPHROLOGY FELLOWSHIP

University of Colorado, 1990-1993

TALKS AND RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Cell Biology of Acute Kidney Injury

  • Focus on all aspects of clinical nephrology & dialysis

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Fish, EM, Molitoris, BA Extracellular acidosis minimizes actin cytoskeletal alterations during ATP depletion. Am. J. Physiol. 267 (Renal Fluid Electrolyte Physiol 36): F566-F572, 1994.

  • Fish, EM, Molitoris, BA Alterations in epithelial polarity and the pathogenesis of disease states. New England Journal of Medicine 330:1580-1588 (June 2), 1994.

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Archibald Buchanan Award for Anatomy, Freshman Medical Student

  • High Academic Achievement, Freshman, Sophomore and Junior Medical Student

  • Junior AOA

  • Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Award for female students in top 10% of class – Senior Medical Student

  • Gold Headed Cane Award, Senior Medical Student

  • Clinical Investigator Pathway for Residency and Fellowship

  • National Research Service Award, 1992

 
 
 

Our Clinicians

Sarah Moore, Medical Assistant

Sarah is a Colorado Native with a beautiful family that keeps her on her toes most days. She has 4 years of experience in family care and is excited to delve further into the world of nephrology. Sarah’s career philosophy has always been the butterfly effect. She believes that for every patient she encounters, she can impact their day in a positive manner, no matter how small. In her spare time, Sarah can be found hiding in the aisles of her local bookstore or traveling to her next bucket list destination. 

Schooling

Associates of Occupational Studies in Medical Assisting- Dean’s List

Hobbies and Interests

  • Camping

  • Sea Turtles

  • Travel